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Project Management Best Practices & Weekly Tips

5 Tips to Encourage and Support Project Innovation

Innovation is often a direct result of good project management - teams find novel solutions and produce superior results (creativity), which can be implemented (innovation). Here are 5 tips for encouraging and supporting innovation in projects:

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Less Inspection, More Prevention

quality management Aug 25, 2019

If we look at the five levels of effective quality management, it's easy to see that proactive (taking preventative measures) is the least expensive way to go.  If clients find problems, or we find the problems just before the project goes to...

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Take Your Meetings From Good to GREAT

They say that 90% of project work is about communications in some form. Others have estimated that meetings can take up around 50% of project communications time. So, make a commitment to follow these five steps to take your meetings from good to...

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Time to Ask Another Why?

Why do our projects not succeed?

Toward the end of last week, I completed a corporate training for UCSD Extension at a major San Diego/US defense contractor. They were taking the final exam, so I covered some short topics to generate discussion...

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5 Tips for Handling Difficult to Estimate Tasks

Getting good estimates is often challenging for projects.  Here are 5 tips for getting better estimates for difficult-to-estimate tasks:

  1. Decompose the work further to understand it more fully. Document all assumptions and constraints.
  2. Look...
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5 Tips for Creating an Environment for Successful Projects

The working environment can be as important as having a good plan and will improve planning and other outcomes. Support creativity, innovation, and some risk-taking with these five tips:

  1. Have a clear vision for the project and communicate it...
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Happy 1 Year Anniversary: Accidental Project Manager

#accidentalpm Jul 21, 2019

It’s been a year since the launch of the Accidental Project Manager book. PPC Group, LLC wants to help as many new, aspiring, and “accidental” project managers as possible during the next month. On 12 August 2019, we are...

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6 Reasons to Delegate More

Project managers often have a tendency to "jump in" and do project work. Here are six reasons why you need to resist and delegate more:

  1. Your full-time job is managing the project - don't let other tasks get in the way
  2. Delegation is an opportunity...
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Look Before the Project - Part III

For the last two weeks, we looked at two different ways to evaluate project selections to determine which to work on. This type of activity is often carried out by senior management and not the project manager. The project manager is usually...

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6 Tips to Improve Your Projects

These tips are from Pursuing Project Excellence: Six Ideas to Improve Your Projects by Bob Jewell, PMP (with permission).

  1. Define the word "scope" carefully. It is "the ... work to accomplish the ... deliverables (product, service, or other...
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